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Log 5oolc 57 of the USS Essex 

April 1, VJYy — September 50,1^1^ 

The Day~to~Day Operations of Shipbuilder Donald McKay's Last Ship 

Transcribed by Ann Merriman and Christopher Olson - Proofread by Betty Lloyd 

© 2015 Maritime Heritage Minnesota, Ann Merriman, Christopher Olson 


CLEAN 
WATER 
LAND & 
LEGACY 

AMENDMENT.. 


The crew of the USS Essex , Ohio Naval Militia, in August 1^15 
(Courtesy Betty Lloyd) 


MINNESOTA HISTORICAL & 
CULTURAL HERITAGE GRANTS 













[ Transcriber's Note: USS Essex was not a Torpedo Boat; however, the Naval Militia was instructed to use 

Torpedo Boat log books on occasion ] 


<Bureau of Navigation^ 
<Navy Departments 
<N. Eq. 36.> 


<TORPEDO BOAT LOG BOOK> 


<U. S. S> Essex 

<From> April 1, 1915 <to> September 30, 1915 



MINNESOTA HISTORICAL & 
CULTURAL HERITAGE GRANTS 


[Transcribed by Ann Merriman and Christopher Olson] 
[Proofread by Betty Lloyd] 


[© 2013] 

[Maritime Heritage Minnesota, Ann Merriman, Christopher Olson] 





<BUREAU OF NAVIGATIONS 
<NAVY DEPARTMENT> 

<N. Nav. 36> 


<TORPEDO BOAT LOG BOOK> 


<U. S. S.> Essex 
<COMMANDED BY> 


Commander Anthony F. Nicklett. 0[hio]. N[aval], M[ilitia] <, U. S. N. ,> 

<FROM> April 1. 1915 
<TO> September 30. 1915 



[blank page in MS] 



<LOG BOOK OF U. S. S.> Essex. 

<LIST OF OFFICERS.> 



<NAME.> 

<RANK.> 

<REPORTED.> 

<DETACHED> 

<REMARKS.> 

Bruce R. Ware 


Lt. JG 

Aug 3. 1915 

Aug 23. 1915 


J. Lansdowne. 


Lt. J G. 

June 24. 1915. 

June a* 28. 1915 



<COMPLEMENT> 





<RATE.> 

<ALLOWED> 


<ON BOARD.> 

<REMARKS.> 

<Chief Boatswain’s Mate,> 




An average of five naval reserve men 

<Coxswains,> 




are employed on the ship the year 

<Chief Gunner’s Mate,> 

<Gunner’s Mates, First Class,> 

<Gunner’s Mates, Second Class,> 
<Quartermasters, First Class,> 


1 


around. 

<Quartermasters, Second Class,> 
<Seamen,> 


1 



<Ordinary Seamen,> 

<Carpenter’s Mate,> 1st cl. 


1 



<Chief Machinist’s Mates,> 


1 



<Machinist’s Mate, First Class,> 
<Machinist’s Mate, Second Class,> 

<Chief Water Tenders,> 

<Water Tenders,> 


1 



<Oilers,> 

<Firemen, First Class,> 


2 



<Firemen, Second Class,> 

<Coal Passers,> 

<Yeoman, First Class,> Ch. 

<Ship’s Cook, First Class,> 


1 



<Ship’s Cook, Fourth Class,> 


1 




<Cabin Steward,> 
<Cabin Cook,> 
<Mess Attendants 



<U. S. S.> [blank in MS\ 


<u. s. s.> 

<Built by> 

<Laid down> 

<Launched> 

<Trials held> 

<(Insert below the data obtained for new boats from the Report of the Board of Inspection and Survey.)> 

<The data to be inserted are the results obtained on the official trials in accordance with the various clauses of the contracts 


<C0MMISS10NED> 

<PLACE.> 


<HISTORY OF THE VESSEL.> 

<PUT OUT OF COMMISSION, OR IN RESERVE> 

<DATE.> <PLACE.> 


<DATE.> 



[blank page in MS] 



<LOG OF THE U. S. S. [blank in MS] , AT> [blank in MS] 
<FOR THE WEEK ENDING> [blank in MS] <, 19> [blank in MS] 
<DAY.> <REMARKS.> 


<SUNDAY.> 


<MONDAY.> 


<TUESDAY> 


<WEDNESDAY> 



<DAY.> 


<THURSDAY.> 

1 


<FRIDAY.> 

2 


<SATURDAY> 

3 


<LOG OF THE U. S. S > Essex <, AT> Toledo Ohio 

<FOR THE WEEK ENDING> April 3. <, 19> 15 

<REMARKS.> 

Alongside of dock at foot of Walnut street 
Opened boxes for new guns and sights 
Started dismantling 6 pounder guns. 


Dismounting 6 pounder guns 
Unpacking 3-pounder guns. 


General Cleaning 


Examined and approved: 


Anthony F Nicklett 
Commander, 0[hio] N[aval]. M[ilitia] <, U. S. Navy .> 



<DAY.> 


<SUNDAY.> 

4 


<MONDAY.> 

5 


<TUESDAY> 

6 


<LOG OF THE U. S. S> Essex <, AT> Toledo 0[hio]. 

<FOR THE WEEK ENDING> April 10 <, 19> 15 

<REMARKS.> 

Sunday Routine 


Unpacking and mounting 3-pounder guns. 


Unpacking and mounting 3-pounder guns. 


Packing 6 pounder guns in boxes. 


<WEDNESDAY.> 

7 



<DAY.> 


<THURSDAY.> 

8 


<FRIDAY.> 

9 


<SATURDAY> 

10 


<LOG OF THE U. S. S > Essex <, AT> Toledo. 0[hio]. 

<FOR THE WEEK ENDING> April 10 <, 19> 15 

<REMARKS.> 

Packing 6-pounder guns in boxes. 


Packing 6-pounder guns in boxes 


General Cleaning. 


Examined and approved: 


Anthony F Nicklett 
Commander 0[hio]. N[aval]. M[ilitia] <, U. S. Navy .> 



<DAY.> 


<SUNDAY.> 

11 


<MONDAY.> 

12 


<TUESDAY> 

13 


<WEDNESDAY.> 

14 


<LOG OF THE U. S. S > Essex <, AT> Toledo 0[hio] 

<FOR THE WEEK ENDING> April 17 <, 19> 15 

<REMARKS.> 


Sunday Routine 


Rigged anchor boom and cat fall 
Moving two Kedge anchors aft. 

Hoisted out dinghy and placed same on dock. 


Hoisted starboard anchor off bill board and placed same on deck. 

Four carpenters from Gilmore Bros ship building Col, started work on forecastle. 


Unshipped starboard anchor davit. 

Ashley and Kuhule (naval reserve) started to work on board. 
Four carpenters from Gilmore's on board. 

Half masted colors. 



<DAY.> 


<THURSDAY.> 

15 


<FRIDAY.> 

16 


<SATURDAY> 

17 


<LOG OF THE U. S. S > Essex <, AT> Toledo. 0[hio]. 

<FOR THE WEEK ENDING> April 17 <, 19> 15 

<REMARKS.> 

Transferred two 6-pdr and. two 1 pdr. guns and mounts to G.S.K. Washington. D. C. 
Wet down gun deck. 

Disconnected steam heater in winter quarters and recaulked. The gun deck, in same. 
Four carpenters from Gilmore Bros on board. 


Commenced tarring down: wet down starboard side gun deck. 
Four carpenters from Gilmore Bros, on board. 

General Cleaning 


Cleaning out between frames on spar deck, and painting same. 
General Cleaning 

Tour carpenters from Gilmore's on board. 


Examined and approved: 


Anthony F Nicklett 
Commander 0[hio]. N[aval]. M[ilitia] <, U. S. Navy .> 



<DAY.> 


<SUNDAY.> 

18 


<MONDAY.> 

19 


<TUESDAY> 

20 


<WEDNESDAY.> 

21 


<LOG OF THE U. S. S > Essex <, AT> Toledo 0[hio] 

<FOR THE WEEK ENDING> April 24 <, 19> 15 

<REMARKS.> 


Sunday Routine 


Tarring down 

Four carpenters from Gilmore's on board 


Finished tarring down. 

Rigged stage around smoke stack and started chipping stack 


Chipping smoke stack 
Hoisted lumber on board. 

Washed down gun deck. 

Three carpenters Gilmore's on board. 



<DAY.> 


<THURSDAY.> 

22 


<FRIDAY.> 

23 


<SATURDAY> 

24 


<LOG OF THE U. S. S> Essex <, AT> Toledo 0[hio]. 

<FOR THE WEEK ENDING> April 24 <, 19> 15 

<REMARKS.> 

Washed down gun deck. 

Assisted yard workmen with lumber 

Chipping smoke stack 

Three Gilmore workmen on board. 


Slacked offlines to get lighter between ship and dock. 

Chipping smoke stack 

Assisted boilermaker in getting new damper into smoke stack 
Removed lighter and secured lines 

Three carpenters and three boilermakers from Gilmore's on board. 


Washed down gun deck. 

Stowed away target anchors 
Took down winter quarters 
General cleaning 

Three carpenters from Gilmore's on board. 


Examined and approved: 


Anthony F Nicklett 
Commander, 0[hio]. N[aval]. M[ilitia] <, U. S. Navy .> 



<DAY.> 


<SUNDAY.> 

25 


<MONDAY.> 

26 


<TUESDAY> 

27 


<WEDNESDAY.> 

28 


<LOG OF THE U. S. S > Essex <, AT> Toledo 0[hio] 

<FOR THE WEEK ENDING> May 1 <, 19> 15 

<REMARKS> 


Sunday Routine 


Washed down gun deck. 

Chipping smoke stack 

Three Gilmore carpenters on board. 


Washed down gun deck. 

Rove off cutter falls; took off and stowed boat covers below 
Three Gilmore carpenters on board 


Finished scraping stack. 

Discharged ashes 
Washed down gun deck. 

Started rigging out boats 

Three Gilmore carpenters on board. 



<DAY.> 


<THURSDAY.> 

29 


<FRIDAY.> 

30 


May 

<SATURDAY> 

1 


<LOG OF THE U. S. S> Essex <, AT> Toledo 0[hio] 

<FOR THE WEEK ENDING> May 1 <, 19> 15 

<REMARKS.> 

Washed down gun deck, rigged out boats 
Spliced in new lanyards for boat guys 
Three Gilmore carpenters on board. 


Washed down gun deck. 

Securing strong backs 

Three Gilmore carpenters on board. 


Unslacked and landed port anchor on deck. 
Replaced starboard anchor on bill board. 
Washed down gun deck. 

Three Gilmore carpenters on board. 


Examined and approved: 


Anthony F Nicklett 
Commander 0[hio]. N[aval]. Mfilitia], <, U. S. Navy .> 



<DAY.> 


<SUNDAY.> 

2 


<MONDAY.> 

3 


<TUESDAY> 

4 


<WEDNESDAY.> 

5 


<LOG OF THE U. S. S > Essex <, AT> Toledo 0[hio] 

<FOR THE WEEK ENDING> May 8 <, 19> 15 

<REMARKS.> 


Sunday Routine 


Washed down gun deck. 

Took in slack of lines: secured strong back davits 
Two Gilmore carpenters on board. 

Sent the following articles to the armory: - 3 one pounder accessory boxes; two one pounder covers 
two boxes (20 drill cartridges); one one pounder sponge 


Washed down gun deck and scrubbed paint work. 
Two Gilmore carpenters on board until noon 


Cleaning ship 

Two Gilmore carpenters on board from 2 0(1 PM to 3 ’° PM. 
Lieutenant Logan Cusap. USN. inspected ship 



<DAY.> 


<THURSDAY.> 

6 


<FRIDAY.> 

7 


<SATURDAY> 

8 


<LOG OF THE U. S. S> Essex <, AT> Toledo 0[hio]. 

<FOR THE WEEK ENDING> May 8 <, 19> 15 

<REMARKS.> 

Washed down gun deck. 

Chipped cat head and tripping gear for anchors. 

Secured strong backs on davits 
Four Gilmore carpenters on board. 


Washed down gun deck. 

Chipped rust spots forward on forecastle 
Finished securing strong backs 
Four Gilmore carpenters on board. 


Washed down gun deck. 

General cleaning 

Four Gilmore carpenters on board. 


Examined and approved: 


Anthony F Nicklett 
Commander, 0[hio]. N[aval]. M[ilitia], <, U. S. Navy .> 



<DAY.> 


<SUNDAY.> 

9 


<MONDAY.> 

10 


<TUESDAY> 

11 


<WEDNESDAY.> 

12 


<LOG OF THE U. S. S > Essex <, AT> Toledo 0[hio] 

<FOR THE WEEK ENDING> May 15 <, 19> 15 

<REMARKS> 


Sunday routine 


Washed down gun deck, shifted lines aft for workmen 

Painted smoke stack - chipped paint on iron fitting aft. - Lowered gig on davit. 
Four Gilmore carpenters on board - started work after railing 


Washed down gun deck. - Scrubbed masts 

Started painting masts - chipping and red leading iron on after railing 
Four Gilmore carpenters on board. 


Washed down gun deck. - Painting yards and masts 

Ten Gilmore carpenters on board. 

Three Gilmore caulkers started caulking spar deck. 



<DAY.> 


<THURSDAY.> 

13 


<FRIDAY.> 

14 


<SATURDAY> 

15 


<LOG OF THE U. S. S> Essex <, AT> Toledo 0[hio]. 

<FOR THE WEEK ENDING> May 15 <, 19> 15 

<REMARKS.> 

Washed down gun deck. 

Hoisted lumber on board. 

Took down exhaust pipe 

Finished painting masts - painted all davits 

Five Gilmore carpenters on board, and three caulkers. 


Caulking leaky seams on gun deck. 

Painted new exhaust pipe 

Five Gilmore carpenters and three caulkers on board. 


Washed down gun deck. 
General cleaning 
Shipped new exhaust pipe 


Examined and approved: 


Anthony F Nicklett 
Commander 0[hio]. N[aval]. M[ilitia] <, U. S. Navy .> 



<DAY.> 


<SUNDAY.> 

16 


<MONDAY.> 

17 


<TUESDAY> 

18 


<WEDNESDAY.> 

19. 


<LOG OF THE U. S. S > Essex <, AT> Toledo 0[hio] 

<FOR THE WEEK ENDING> May 22 <, 19> 15 

<REMARKS.> 


Sunday routine 


At about 7 1 '' am. John riley, carpenter, working on boar for Gilmore Bros., had his foot caught 
under the anchor stock while handling a large piece of lumber and was taken ashore by 
city ambulance 

Washed down gun deck. Stowing lumber below. 

Painting new wood work, about forecastle 

Repairing leak in deck of cabin pantry 

Four Gilmore carpenters and three caulkers on board. 

Washed down gun deck. 

Shellacing [sic] in cabin pantry 
Broke out hammock nettings for caulkers. 

Five Gilmore carpenters and three caulkers on board. 


Washed down gun deck - cleaned out and restowed hammock nettings. 
Five Gilmore carpenters and Three caulkers on board. 

A. R. Funk. C[hief]. Machinist's] Mate]. U S. N. went on ten days leave. 



<DAY.> 


<THURSDAY.> 

20 


<FRIDAY.> 

21 


<SATURDAY> 

22 


<LOG OF THE U. S. S> Essex <, AT> Toledo 0[hio]. 

<FOR THE WEEK ENDING> May 22. <, 19> 15 

<REMARKS.> 

Cleaning and painting frames around quarter deck. 

Washed down gun deck. 

Five Gilmore carpenters and three caulkers, working on board, until noon. 
Started painting forward berth deck. 


Washed down gun deck. 

Painting forward berth, deck. 

Six Gilmore carpenters and two caulkers on board. 


Washed down gun deck. 

General cleaning 

Six Gilmore carpenters on board. 


Examined and approved: 


Anthony F Nicklett 
Commander 0[hio]. N[aval] M[ilitia] <, U. S. Navy > 



<DAY.> 


<SUNDAY.> 

23 


<MONDAY.> 

24 


<TUESDAY> 

25 


<WEDNESDAY.> 

26 


<LOG OF THE U. S. S > Essex <, AT> Toledo 0[hio] 

<FOR THE WEEK ENDING> May 29 <, 19> 15 

<REMARKS.> 


Sunday Routine 


Washed down gun deck. 

Chipping iron fittings on quarter deck 

Six Gilmore carpenters and two caulkers working on board. 


Washed down gun deck. 

Chipping iron fittings on quarter deck. 

Started scrubbing and scraping loose paint on ship's side 
Six carpenters and two caulkers on board. 


Scaling and scrubbing ship's side 

Chipping and red leading iron fittings around quarter deck. 
Six carpenters and two caulkers on board 



<DAY.> 


<THURSDAY.> 

27 


<FRIDAY.> 

28 


<SATURDAY> 

29 


<LOG OF THE U. S. S> Essex <, AT> Toledo 0[hio]. 

<FOR THE WEEK ENDING> May 29 <, 19> 15 

<REMARKS.> 

Scaling and scrabbing ship's side 
Chipping iron 

Six carpenters and two caulkers on board. 


Washed down gun deck. 

Painting new exhaust pipe in place and painting same. 
Unrigging staging around smoke stack. 

Started painting ship's side 

Six carpenters and two caulkers on board. 


Washed down gun deck. 

General cleaning 

Two carpenters worked on board until noon. 


Examined and approved: 


Anthony F Nicklett 
Commander 0[hio]. N[aval]. M[ilitia] <, U. S. Navy .> 



<DAY.> 


<SUNDAY.> 

30 


<MONDAY.> 

31 


June 

<TUESDAY> 

1 


<LOG OF THE U. S. S > Essex <, AT> Toledo 0[hio] 

<FOR THE WEEK ENDING> June 5 <, 19> 15 

<REMARKS.> 


Sunday Routine. 


Holiday Routine Decoration Day. 
Half masted colors. 


Painting fort side: scrubbing paint work of chart house 
Washed down gun deck. 

Eight carpenters and two caulkers on board. 


Scrubbing paint work in gun deck. 


<WEDNESDAY.> 

2 



<DAY.> 


<THURSDAY> 

3 


<FRIDAY.> 

4 


<SATURDAY> 

5 


<LOG OF THE U. S. S.> Essex <, AT> Toledo. 0[hio] 

<FOR THE WEEK ENDING> June 5 <, 19> 15 

<REMARKS.> 

Scrabbing ship's side - Scrubbing chart house 
Washed down gun deck. 

Five carpenters and two caulkers on board. 


Painting ship's side 

Four Gilmore carpenters and two caulkers on baord 


Finished painting port side 

Washed down gun deck and general cleaning 

Cut up and burned two condemned boats at Ironville 

Five carpenters on board all day; two caulkers until noon. 


Examined and approved: 


Anthony F Nicklett 
Commander 0[hio] N[aval]. M[ilitia] <, U. S. Navy .> 



<DAY.> 


<SUNDAY.> 

6 


<MONDAY.> 

7 


<TUESDAY> 

8 


<WEDNESDAY.> 

9 


<LOG OF THE U. S. S > Essex <, AT> Toledo 0[hio] 

<FOR THE WEEK ENDING> June 12 <, 19> 15 

<REMARKS.> 


Sunday routine 


Scrubbing starboard side 

Five carpenters and two caulkers on board 

Washed down gun deck. 


Scrubbing starboard side 

Five carpenters and two caulkers on board. 

Finished caulking 


Painting bare spots on starboard side 
Six carpenters on board. 

Washed down gun deck. 



<DAY.> 


<THURSDAY.> 

10 


<FRIDAY.> 

11 


<SATURDAY> 

12 


<LOG OF THE U. S. S> Essex <, AT> Toledo 0[hio] 

<FOR THE WEEK ENDING> June 12 <, 19> 15 

<REMARKS.> 

Painting starboard side 
Seven carpenters on board. 


Scraping and painting bare spots on starboard side 
Seven carpenters on board. 

Washed down gun deck. 


Finished painting spots starboard side 
General Cleaning 
Painting boats. 

Eight carpenters on board. 


Examined and approved: 


Anthony F Nicklett 
Commander. 0[hio] N[aval] M[ilitia] <, U. S. Navy > 



<DAY.> 


<SUNDAY.> 

13 


<MONDAY.> 

14 


<TUESDAY> 

15 


<WEDNESDAY.> 

16 


<LOG OF THE U. S. S.> Essex <, AT> Toledo. 0[hio] 

<FOR THE WEEK ENDING> June 19 <, 19> 15 

<REMARKS.> 

Sunday routine. 


Cleaning and painting boats 
Twelve carpenters on board. 
Cleaning battery. 


Washed down gun deck. 

Painting starboard side and boats 

Scrubbing paint work on chart house and bridge 

Thirteen carpenters on board. 


Painting Starboard side 
Overhauling Battery 
Painting Gig and chart house 
Thirteen carpenters on board. 



<DAY.> 


<THURSDAY.> 

17 


<FRIDAY.> 

18 


<SATURDAY> 

19 


<LOG OF THE U. S. S > Essex <, AT> Toledo. 0[hio]. 

<FOR THE WEEK ENDING> June 19 <, 19> 15 

<REMARKS.> 

Boring holes in deck and making bolts for new gun stands 
Overhauling battery 
Thirteen carpenters on board. 


Washed down, gun deck. 

Overhauling battery 

Making bolts for and securing 3 pdr. stands 
Painting chart house and bridge 
Twelve carpenters on board. 


Washed down gun deck. 

Making bolts for and securing 3 pdr. gun stands 
Swept shavings off spar deck. 

Cleaned berth deck - Received 50 gal. Kerosene from standard oil 
Thirteen carpenters on board. 


Examined and approved: 


Anthony F Nicklett 
Commander. 0[hio] N[aval]. M[ilitia] <, U. S. Navy .> 



<DAY.> 


<SUNDAY.> 

20 


<MONDAY.> 

21 


<TUESDAY> 

22 


<WEDNESDAY.> 

23 


<LOG OF THE U. S. S > Essex <, AT> Toledo 0[hio] 

<FOR THE WEEK ENDING> June 26 <, 19> 15 

<REMARKS.> 


Sunday Routine. 


Painting bridge deck - making bolts for and securing mounts. 
Washed down gun deck 

King and Hoffman (naval militia) started to work on board. 
Twelve carpenters on board. 


Painting spar color; puttying seams on ship's side 

Drilling holes for and securing Moore's Tube rifles on four guns. 

Shifted berth 20 ft. astern. 

Ten carpenters and two caulkers on board. 


Painting overhang aft and engine room sky light; painting gun mounts 
Washed down gun deck, scraped and caulked, deck in motor boat 
Painting new wood work, around stem and bow. 

Filled water tanks - 

Ten carpenters and two caulkers on board. 



<DAY.> 


<THURSDAY.> 

24 


<FRIDAY.> 

25 


<SATURDAY> 

26 


<LOG OF THE U. S. S> Essex <, AT> Toledo 0[hio]. 

<FOR THE WEEK ENDING> June 26 <, 19> 15 

<REMARKS.> 

Washed down gun deck. 

Painting and wood work on spar deck. 

Overhauling breech mechanisms on all guns and filled oil holders 
Three carpenters on board. 

Lieut (J G) J. Landsowne. USN. reported as umpire for target practice 


Washed down gun deck. 

Taking on provisions. Cleaning up dock. 
Getting ship ready for cruise. 

Three carpenters on board. 


Left Walnut Street dock for Ironville - 
Coaled ship 

Washed down gun deck. 


Examined and approved: 


Anthony F Nicklett 
Commander 0[hio]. N[aval]. M[ilitia] <, U. S. Navy .> 



<DAY.> 


<SUNDAY.> 

27 


<MONDAY.> 

28 


<TUESDAY> 

29 


<WEDNESDAY.> 

30 


<LOG OF THE U. S. S> Essex <, AT> Toledo 0[hio] 

<FOR THE WEEK ENDING> July 3 <, 19> 15 

<REMARKS.> 

Left Coal dock for target practice 

Rigged target - Finished target practice and returned to dock at Toledo Shipbuilidng Co. navy yard. 
Target raft was completely demolished on this practice. 


Went into dry dock, at Toledo Shipbuilding Co's dock. 
Three Gilmore carpenters on board. 


Painting heads and washrooms on gun deck 
Reaving off new tackle for anchor boom lift. 
Three Gilmore carpenters on board. 


Puttying and painting new wood work. 

Puttying copper under doors to head and showers. 
Three Gilmore carpenters on board 



<DAY.> 


July. 

<THURSDAY.> 

1 


<FRIDAY.> 

2 


<SATURDAY> 

3 


<LOG OF THE U. S. S> Essex <, AT> Toledo 0[hio]. 

<FOR THE WEEK ENDING> July 3 <, 19> 15 

<REMARKS.> 

Painting new wood work on gun deck. 

Putting copper under doors of new heads. 

Three Gilmore carpenters on board. 


Making new anchor boom guys. 
Clearing up decks. 

Three carpenters on board. 


Sweeping down all decks. 
General Cleaning 
Three carpenters on board.. 


Examined and approved: 


Anthony F Nicklett 
Commander 0[hio] N[aval]. Mfilitia], <, U. S. Navy .> 



<DAY.> 


<SUNDAY.> 

4 


<MONDAY.> 

5 


<TUESDAY> 

6 


<WEDNESDAY.> 

7 


<LOG OF THE U. S. S > Essex <, AT> Toledo 0[hio] 

<FOR THE WEEK ENDING> July 10 <, 19> 15 

<REMARKS.> 


Sunday Routine 


Holiday Routine 


Puttying and Painting new wood work. 
One carpenter on board. 


Puttying and painting wood work. 
Rousing out port chain on gun deck. 
One carpenter on board 



<DAY.> 


<THURSDAY.> 

8 


<FRIDAY.> 

9 


<SATURDAY> 

10 


<LOG OF THE U. S. S> Essex <, AT> Toledo 0[hio]. 

<FOR THE WEEK ENDING> July 10 <, 19> 15 

<REMARKS.> 

Rousing out starboard chain 
Washed down gun deck. 

Cleaning out and painting chain lockers 


Left dry dock; cleared up decks. 
Painting new wood work. 

Red leading gun ports. 


Shifted berth - Painting new heads. 
Chipping rust and red leading on spar deck. 
Cleaning out ice boxes, painting new heads. 


Examined and approved: 


Anthony F Nicklett 
Commander 0[hio]. N[aval] M[ilitia] <, U. S. Navy > 



<DAY.> 


<SUNDAY.> 

11 


<MONDAY.> 

12 


<TUESDAY> 

13 


<WEDNESDAY.> 

14 


<LOG OF THE U. S. S > Essex <, AT> Toledo 0[hio] 

<FOR THE WEEK ENDING> July 17 <, 19> 15 

<REMARKS.> 


Sunday Routine 


Shifted berth - cleaned up decks. 


Swept down. 

Painting on gun deck. 


Chipping iron rust on ship's side 
Painting new wood work on gun deck. 
Cleaning battery and magazines. 



<DAY.> 


<THURSDAY> 

15 


<FRIDAY.> 

16 


<SATURDAY> 

17 


<LOG OF THE U. S. S.> Essex <, AT> Toledo. 0[hio] 

<FOR THE WEEK ENDING> July 17 <, 19> 15 

<REMARKS.> 

Cleaning battery 

Cleaning up and swept down decks. 


Painting spar color on spar deck. 
Shifted berth, cleared up decks. 
Swept down. 


Washed down spar deck. 

Cleared up main deck for workmen. 
Took up slack in lines 
Washed down gun deck. 

General Cleaning 


Examined and approved: 


Anthony F Nicklett 
Commander 0[hio]. N[aval] M[ilitia] <, U. S. Navy > 



<DAY.> 


<SUNDAY.> 

18 


<MONDAY.> 

19 


<TUESDAY> 

20 


<WEDNESDAY.> 

21 


<LOG OF THE U. S. S.> Essex <, AT> Toledo. 0[hio] 

<FOR THE WEEK ENDING> July 24 <, 19> 15. 

<REMARKS.> 

Sunday Routine. 


Painting on spar deck. 


Cleaning out store rooms. 
Painting on spar deck. 
Shifted berth. 


Cleaned up decks. 
Swept down 



<DAY.> 


<THURSDAY.> 

22 


<FRIDAY.> 

23 


<SATURDAY> 

24 


<LOG OF THE U. S. S> Essex <, AT> Toledo 0[hio] 

<FOR THE WEEK ENDING> July 24 <, 19> 15 

<REMARKS.> 

Scraping and painting spots on ship's side 
Paneling spar deck 


Cleaning battery and magazine 
Shifted berth - cleaned up decks 


Painting on spar deck. 

Painting new wood work on main deck. 
General Cleaning 
Washed down main deck. 


Examined and approved: 


Anthony F Nicklett 
Commander. 0[hio] N[aval] M[ilitia] <, U. S. Navy > 



<DAY.> 


<SUNDAY.> 

25 


<MONDAY.> 

26 


<TUESDAY> 

27 


<LOG OF THE U. S. S > Essex <, AT> Toledo 0[hio] 

<FOR THE WEEK ENDING> July 31 <, 19> 15 

<REMARKS.> 


Sunday Routine. 


Painting Gunports 


Painting boats and spar deck. 
Painting Gunports 


Painting boats and spar deck. 


<WEDNESDAY.> 

28 



<DAY.> 


<THURSDAY> 

29 


<FRIDAY.> 

30 


<SATURDAY> 

31 


<LOG OF THE U. S. S > Essex <, AT> Toledo. 0[hio] 

<FOR THE WEEK ENDING> July 31 <, 19> 15 

<REMARKS.> 


Painting boats and spar deck. 


Painting masts and boats 


Painting masts and boats 


Examined and approved: 


Anthony F Nicklett 
Commander 0[hio]. N[aval]. M[ilitia] <, U. S. Navy .> 



<DAY.> 


August 

<SUNDAY.> 

1 


<MONDAY.> 

2 


<TUESDAY> 

3 


<WEDNESDAY.> 

4 


<LOG OF THE U. S. S> Essex <, AT> Toledo. 0[hio] 

<FOR THE WEEK ENDING> August 7 <, 19> 15 

<REMARKS.> 

Sunday Routine 


Painting boats and ship's side 


Painting boats and ship's side 


Painting boats and ship's side 



38 


<DAY.> 


<THURSDAY.> 

5 


<FRIDAY.> 

6 


<SATURDAY> 

7 


<LOG OF THE U. S. S> Essex <, AT> Toledo 0[hio] 

<FOR THE WEEK ENDING> August 7 <, 19> 15 

<REMARKS.> 

Painting boats and ship's side 

Left Toledo Shipbuilding Co Yard, for Ironville. 


Coaled ship - took on board 100 tons. 
Washed down. 


General Cleaning 

Left Ironville coal dock at 10— am for Walnut Street dock. 
Took on board, stores for annual cruise. 


Examined and approved: 


Anthony F Nicklett 
Commander. 0[hio]. N[aval] M[ilitia] <, U. S. Na\y .> 



39 


<LOG OF THE U. S. S.> Essex. <, AT> Sea. and at Erie Pa [Pennsylvania], 

<FOR THE WEEK ENDING> August 14 <, 19> 15 

<DAY.> <REMARKS.> 

Made preparations for getting underway - Tried main engine 

Got underway at 8"° am for Camp Perry. 0[hio]. - Anchored at Camp Perry at 1— P. M. 

Lieut BR Ware. USN. instructed officers in taking ship's positions 
<SUNDAY.> USS Dorothea in harbor 

8 Crew busy with general cleaning 
Liberty party sent ashore. 

Field day and painting ship 

9 30 am held quarters for muster no absentees 

Captain Kelley [sic] of USS Dorothea and Lieut Hoffman. USN. called officially on Commanding Officer 
<MONDAY.> At 2— P M. motor boat returned with aeroplane. 

9 Held gun drills and sub target practice 
Held night signal drills 

Field day and painting ship 

9 30 am held quarters for muster - no absentees. 

Held sub target and gun drills 

<TUESDAY .> Tested life buoys—Got underway at 4' 13 P. M. accompanied by USS Dorothea for Erie Pa [Pennsylvania]. 

10 


Carried out morning orders. 

Held 9 3h am quarters for muster - no absentees. 

Anchored in Erie Harbor at 11— am. central time. 

<WEDNESDAY.> Captain Kelly and Lieut. Hoffman USN. of Dorothea came on board. 
11 Received official calls all afternoon 

Liberty party sent ashore. 



<LOG OF THE U. S. S.> Essex. <, AT> Sea and at Erie Pa [Pennsylvania], 
<FOR THE WEEK ENDING> August 14 <, 19> 15 
<DAY.> <REMARKS.> 

Carried out morning orders. Took Guard Duty for the day. 

Held quarters at 9 36 no absentees - Held collision drill 
Granted liberty 

Commanding Officer returned official calls. 

<THURSDAY.> Held Gun drills and pointers practice under supervision of Lieut. Ware. USN. 

12 


Carried out morning orders; hoisted all boats - made ready for getting underway. 

Got underway at 8 30 am. with Fleet - for maneuvers. 

Held tactical drills until 10 45 am when weather conditions caused fleet to return to port 
<FRIDAY.> Mr Blasdell and Mr Johnson of O.N.M.A. [Office of the Naval Militia Affairs] called on captain 

13 Gunnery school held in wardroom under direction of Lieut. Ware. USN. 

Held pointers practice and gun drills. 

Signal drill for bridge and scour all ship for men not at other drills 


Carried out morning orders. 

Held quarters - no absentees. Unloaded aeroplane and crew. - Mr Blasdell and Johnson left ship. 

Hoisted in all boats and booms and made ready for getting 

<SATURDAY .> Underway at 8 ’° am for target range. — but held landing party drills and anchored at 930 am. Sent landing 

14 party ashore. 

Granted liberty 

Held gunnery drills under direction of Lieut. BR Ware. USN. 

Restowed ammunition - Sent target screens to Don Juan de Austria 


Examined and approved: 


Anthony F Nicklett 
Commander. 0[hio]. N[aval]. M[ilitia] <, U. S. Navy > 



41 


<LOG OF THE U. S. S.> Essex <, AT> Sea and at Buffalo. N[ew], Y[ork], 

<FOR THE WEEK ENDING> August 21 <, 19> 15 

<DAY.> <REMARKS.> 

Carried out morning orders 
Had picture of crew taken 

Boat race held: Officers race won by this ship, members of this crew were: - 
<SUNDAY.> Dr Mulholand [sic]. Cox [swain]; Capt. Nicklett. stroke; Dieball, Haukison, Schwarzkopf, G. Gens, Willoh 

15 Engrs. [Engineers] force of Essex and Yantic lined up for a race but Yantic withdrew. 

Swimming party over the side. - swimming instructions given 

Carried out morning orders. 

Held quarters - no absentees - made all preparations for getting underway 
Underway at 8— am. for target range:; Held gundrills - boresighted guns, etc. 

Yantic holding practice - 

Underway at 4— PM for T.P. [Target Practice] made three complete runs when darkness called off practice. 
Came to anchor at 7 10 PM. 

Lieut Howes, and Lieut. Robelette. and Lieut Brooks, as umpires. 

Carried out morning orders - made preparations for getting underway 
Weather too bad to finish target practice 

By order of C[ommander] in Ch[ief], got underway and returned to Erie Harbor 
Come to anchor at 8 40 am Lieut Howse [sic] and Robelette left ship 
Granted liberty. 

Made all preparations for getting underway and holding target practice 
Lieut. Brooks, Sevens and Hoffman came on board as umpires 

Underway at 7— am. for range - found target and raft gone, returned to anchorage at 8 27 am. 
<WEDNESDAY.> Underway at 12 16 P.M for Buffalo. N[ew].Y[ork], - Inspection Office held various drills enroute [sic] 

18 Come to anchor in Buffalo Harbor at 8"' s P.M. 

Sent liberty party ashore at 8 50 P.M. 


<MONDAY.> 

16 


<TUESDAY.> 

17. 



<LOG OF THE U. S. S.> Essex <, AT> Sea and at Buffalo. N[ew]. Y[ork], 
<FOR THE WEEK ENDING> August 21 <, 19> 15 
<DAY.> <REMARKS.> 

At Anchor Buffalo harbor 
Carried out morning orders 
Held quarters - no absentees 
Don Juan de Austria anchored 6— am. 

<THURSDAY.> Liberty granted 

19 


<FRIDAY.> 

20 


Carried out morning orders 
Held quarters - no absentees 

Captain JH Nicholas and armed guard went ashore for money. 
Hurricane warning deployed. 

Liberty granted. 


Carried out morning orders 
Held quarters - no absentees. 

Got underway for Toledo at 1-PM. 
<SATURDAY .> Inspection officer held drill enroute [sic], 

21 


Examined and approved: 


Anthony F Nicklett 
Commander 0[hio] N[aval] M[ilitia] <, U. S. Na\y .> 



<DAY.> 


<SUNDAY.> 

22 


<MONDAY.> 

23 


<TUESDAY> 

24 


<WEDNESDAY.> 

25 


<LOG OF THE U. S. S.> Essex. <, AT> Sea and at Toledo 0[hio] 

<FOR THE WEEK ENDING> August 28 <, 19> 15 

<REMARKS.> 

Carried out morning orders 
Held quarters - no absentees 

Hove to at 4— P M off Harbor Light awaiting bridge hours 

Underway at 5— P M. and went alongside Walnut Street dock, at 7 4 4 P. M. 

and at 8— P M ship was moored. - crew mustered and dismissed. 

Secured engines 

Rigged gangway 

Sent Naval Militia Equipment ashore. 


General cleaning of ship 


Cleaning berth deck. 

Scrubbing paint work on main deck 



44 


<DAY.> 


<THURSDAY.> 

26 


<FRIDAY.> 

27 


<SATURDAY> 

28 


<LOG OF THE U. S. S.> Essex <, AT> Sea and at Toledo 0[hio] 

<FOR THE WEEK ENDING> August 28 <, 19> 15 

<REMARKS.> 

Scrubbing paint work on main deck. 

Cleaning wardroom. 

Krouse, C[arpenter's]. M[ate] 1 cl[ass]. USN. reported for duty from Annapolis Md [Maryland]., papers 
Lost 


Started painting on gun deck. 
Cleaning battery and magazines. 


General cleaning. 


Examined and approved: 


Anthony F Nicklett 
Commander 0[hio]. N[aval] Mfilitia], <, U. S. Navy > 



CLOG OF THE U. S. S> Essex <, AT> Toledo 0[hio] 
<FOR THE WEEK ENDING> September 4 <, 19> 15 
<DAY.> <REMARKS.> 

Sunday Routine 


<SUNDAY.> 

29 


Painting Gun deck. 
Shifted berth. 
Cleaned up deck. 

<MONDAY.> 

30. 


Discharged ashes. 
Painting on gun deck. 

<TUESDAY.> 

31 


Cleaning out water tanks 


September 

<WEDNESDAY.> 

1 



<DAY.> 


<THURSDAY.> 

2 


<FRIDAY.> 

3 


<SATURDAY> 

4 


<LOG OF THE U. S. S> Essex <, AT> Toledo 0[hio]. 

<FOR THE WEEK ENDING> September 4 <, 19> 15 

<REMARKS.> 

Cleaning out and cementing water tanks. 


Cleaning out and cementing water tanks. 


General cleaning 


Examined and approved: 


Anthony F Nicklett 
Commander. 0[hio]. N[aval]. M[ilitia] <, U. S. Navy .> 



<DAY.> 


<SUNDAY.> 

5 


<MONDAY.> 

6 


<TUESDAY> 

7 


<LOG OF THE U. S. S> Essex <, AT> Toledo 0[hio]. 

<FOR THE WEEK ENDING> September 11 <, 19> 15 

<REMARKS.> 

Sunday Routine 


Painting on Gun deck. 


Painting Gun Ports and gun deck. 


Painting Gun ports and gun deck. 


<WEDNESDAY.> 



<DAY.> 


<THURSDAY.> 

9 


<FRIDAY.> 

10 


<SATURDAY> 

11 


<LOG OF THE U. S. S > Essex <, AT> Toledo 0[hio] 

<FOR THE WEEK ENDING> September 11 <, 19> 15 

<REMARKS.> 


Painting gun ports and gun deck. 


Painting gun ports and gun deck. 


General cleaning. 


Examined and approved: 


Anthony F Nicklett 
Commander. 0[hio]. N[aval]. M[ilitia] <, U. S. Navy .> 



<DAY.> 


<SUNDAY.> 

12 


<MONDAY.> 

13 


<TUESDAY> 

14 


<WEDNESDAY.> 

15 


<LOG OF THE U. S. S > Essex <, AT> Toledo 0[hio] 

<FOR THE WEEK ENDING> September 18 <, 19> 15 

<REMARKS.> 


Sunday Routine 


Painting Galley. 

Filling fresh water tanks from hydrant on shore. 

Holtz, CWT. [Chief Water Tender] USN reported for duty from USS Tennessee. 


Scraping and painting rust spots on ship's side 
Making gun port lanyards. 


Making gun port lanyards. 
Painting gun ports. 



<DAY.> 


<THURSDAY.> 

16 


<FRIDAY.> 

17 


<SATURDAY> 

18 


<LOG OF THE U. S. S> Essex. <, AT> Toledo 0[hio] 

<FOR THE WEEK ENDING> September 18 <, 19> 15 

<REMARKS.> 

Making gun port lanyards 
Painting gun ports 


Making gun port lanyards. 
Painting gun ports 


General cleaning 


Examined and approved: 


Anthony F Nicklett 
Commander. 0[hio]. N[aval] M[ilitia] <, U. S. Na\y .> 



<DAY.> 


<SUNDAY.> 

19 


<MONDAY.> 

20 


<TUESDAY.> 

21 


<LOG OF THE U. S. S > Essex <, AT> Toledo 0[hio] 

<FOR THE WEEK ENDING> September 25 <, 19> 15 

<REMARKS.> 


Sunday routine. 


Making gun port lanyards 
Painting gun ports 
Breaking out storerooms 


Painting on gun deck. 
Breaking out storerooms 


Painting on gun deck. 


<WEDNESDAY.> 

22 



<DAY.> 


<THURSDAY.> 

23 


<FRIDAY.> 

24 


<SATURDAY> 

25 


<LOG OF THE U. S. S > Essex <, AT> Toledo 0[hio] 

<FOR THE WEEK ENDING> September 25 <, 19> 15 

<REMARKS.> 


Painting on gun deck. 


Painting on gun deck. 


Washed down gun and spar deck. 
General cleaning 


Examined and approved: 


Anthony F Nicklett 
Commander. 0[hio]. N[aval] Mfilitia], <, U. S. Navy .> 



<DAY.> 


<SUNDAY.> 

26 


<MONDAY.> 

27 


<TUESDAY> 

28 


<WEDNESDAY.> 

29. 


<LOG OF THE U. S. S > Essex <, AT> Toledo 0[hio] 

<FOR THE WEEK ENDING> September 30 <, 19> 15 

<REMARKS.> 


Sunday Routine. 


Painting on Gun deck. 


Painting on Gun deck. 


Finished painting on gun deck. 
Painting anchor engine 



<DAY.> 


<THURSDAY> 

30 


<FRIDAY.> 


<SATURDAY> 


<LOG OF THE U. S. S> Essex <, AT> Toledo. 0[hio] 

<FOR THE WEEK ENDING> September 30 <, 19> 15 

<REMARKS.> 

Painting anchor Engine 

Breaking out paint and getting ready for painting ship's side 


Examined and approved: 


Anthony F Nicklett 
Commander 0[hio] N[aval] M[ilitia] <, U. S. Na\y .> 



55 


CONDITION OF HULL AND EQUIPMENTS.> 

<DATE OF INSPECTION-TO BE MADE MONTHLY.> 

April May June. July August September. 

<ORDNANCE.> 

<Air Compressors,> 

<Air Accumulators^ 

<Torpedo Tube No. 1,> 

<No. 2,> 

<No. 3,> 

<No. 4,> 

<Torpedo No. 1,> 

<No. 2,> 

<No. 3,> 

<No. 4,> 

<No. 5,> 

<No. 6,> 

<Torpedo Equipments 
<Gun Cotton,> 

<Air Pipings 


<GunNo. Is 

Excellent 

Excellent 

Excellent 

Excellent 

Excellent 

Excellent 

<No. 2,> 

do 

do 

Do 

do 

do 

do 

<No. 3,> 

do 

do 

Do 

do 

do 

do 

<No. 4,> 

do 

do 

Do 

do 

do 

do 

<No. 5,> 

do 

do 

Do 

do 

do 

do 

<No. 6,> 

do. 

do 

Do 

do 

do 

do 

<No. 7,> Armory. 

do 

do 

do. 

do. 

do 

do. 


<Ammunition,> Excellent. 

<Small Arms,> 

<C. AND R.> 

<Compartment A-l,> 

<A-2,> 

<A-3,> 

<B-1,> 

<B-2,> 

<C-1,> 

<C-2,> 

<D-1,> 

<D-2,> 

<D-3,> 

<D-4,> 


<Bilges,> 

Good. 

Good. 

Good. 

Excellent 

Excellent 

Excellent 

<Deck,> 

Fair 

Fair 

Fair 

Fair 

Fair 

Fair 

<Hand PumpsS 

Good. 

Good. 

Good 

Good 

Good 

Good. 

<Anchor Gears 

Excellent 

Excellent 

Excellent 

Excellent 

Excellent 

Excellent 

<Steering Gear,> 

Excellent. 

Excellent 

Excellent 

Excellent 

Excellent 

Excellent. 

<Boats,> 

Fair 

Fair 

Fair 

Fair 

Fair 

Fair 

<Fire Equipments 

Excellent. 

Excellent 

Excellent 

Excellent 

Excellent 

Excellent 

<EQUIPMENT.> 







<Dynamo,> 

Excellent 

Excellent 

Excellent 

Excellent 

Excellent 

Excellent 

<Electric LeadsS 

Very good. 

Very good 

Very good 

Very good 

Very good. 

Very good. 

<Electric LightsS 

Very good. 

Very good 

Very good 

Very good 

Very good 

Very good 

<Wireless Outfits 

Excellent. 

Excellent 

Excellent 

Excellent 

Excellent 

Excellent. 

<Interior Communications,> 

- 

- 

- 

- 

- 

- 

Torpedo-Firing CircuitsS 

- 

- 

- 

- 

- 

- 



<CRUISING RUNS.> 


56 


<1.> 

<2.> 

<3.> 

<4.> 

<5.> 

<6.> 

<7.*> 

<8.*> 

<9.> 




<AVERAGE 








<HOURS UNDER 

REVOLUTIONS 

<MILES RUN.> 

<AVERAGE 

<COAL USED.> 

<MILES PER TON 


<DATE.> 

<PLACE.> 

WAY.> 

PER MINUTE.> 


SPEED.> 


OF COAL.> 

<REMARKS> 

June 27. 1915 

Toledo. 0[hio]. 

10 

Holiday target practice 





Aug. 8. 1915 

Camp Perry 0[hio]. 

5.3/10 

82. 

42 

8 

no date 

no date 


Aug 10. 1915 

Erie. Penn[sylvani]a. 

19. 11/12 

97 

125. 

6.25 




Aug 13 1915 

Outside Erie Harbor. Pa [Pennsylvania]. 

6. 

Var. 


- 



Fleet maneuvers 

Aug. 14. 1915 

Erie Harbor. 







Underway one hour for drill purposes 

Aug 16. 1915 

Outside Erie Harbor. 

6 

- 


6 



For target practice 

Aug 17. 1915 

Erie Harbor 

2 

80 

16. 

8 



Returned to harbor. 

Aug 18. 1915 

Outside Erie Harbor. 

2. 

var. 


8 



Going to range and returning. 

Aug 18 1915 

Buffalo. N[ew], Y[ork], 

8 2/15 

94 

65 

8 




Aug 21. 1915. 

Toledo. O[hio]. 

30 

80 

190 

7 





*The above data will be taken whenever a run is of sufficient length to enable it to be done. The speed will be varied to determine if there is an economical speed. See columns 7 and 8. 





59 

<DATE.> 

<PLACE> 

<TORPEDO PRACTICE> 

<TORPEDO > <CHARACTER OF <FIRING INTERVAL 

<TUBE USED.> 

<REMARKS.> 




RUN.> SAME TUBE.> 

<N0.> <TYPE.> 





60 


<DATE.> 

Aug 7. 1915 


Aug. 7. 1915 


July 20, 1915 


<REPAIRS.> 

<DEPARTMENT> <ITEM> <BY WHOM <TIME.> 

DONE.> 


Steam Eng. 


C&R. 


C&R. 


C&R. 


Drilling holes for 1 1/4" by pass and 
drilling and topping holes for drain pipe. 

Put new Tee on auxiliary drain line. Tested 
and adjusted pressure vacuum guage [sic]. 
Calibrated and adjusted ammunition 
Removing old capstan and engine 
Building new chain locker. 

Furnishing new Hyde Windlass 
Installing piping etc. 

Closing up two forward gun ports and 
placing steel shutters for all others 14 in 
number. 

Recaulking butts, seams below water line, 
and sides under ice plates. 

Plating around sides and stem for anchor ran 
Extra planking top sides, stbd [starboard] 
qtr. [quarter] aft. 

90 ft. of 4" rubbing stroke. 

Repaired plate on rudder 

Docked ship and repaired stem 

lee plates on ship's side 3' wide 

Extended rudder post up through spar deck 

and fitted upper end with a tiller on after 

side. 

Fit foremast with 4 cleats and main mast 
with two 

Fit bridge rail with four heavy comer 
stanchions with fore and aft braces on same 
and a third rail around the bridge 

New gangway starboard side-Treads to be 
of “1 Oak. and side to be "1 white oak. 
Installing bullwarks [sic] 50' on each side 
of bow; including clamp pieces, bill boards, 
replacing cat heads, new rail carried from 
anchors to bow sprit, grooving in a pieces 
in figurehead and receiving overhang 
abreast of knight heads. 


Toledo Shipbuilding Co. 


do. 

do 

do 

do. 

do. 


do. 

do. 

do. 

do. 

do. 

do. 

do. 

do. 

do. 


do. 

do. 

Gilmore Bros 


COSO 

<LABOR.> <MATERIAL.> 


<TOTAL.> 

82.00 


180.00 

250.00 

2050.00 

230.00 

1150.00 


210.00 

205.00 

70.00 

1665.00 

50.00 

720.00 

685.70 


270.00 

19.50 


144.50 

216.00 

1275.00 



61 


<DATE.> <DEPARTMENT.> 


<REPAIRS.> 

<ITEM> <BY WHOM DONE.> <TIME.> 


July 20, 1915 C&R. 


Renewed apron piece on forecastle 
Fitted new tripping gear for anchor. 
Overhauling hullworks [sic] on spar deck 
and. reviewing defective planking - repairs 
covering 60 running feet. 

Groving [sic] in piece on spar deck. 
Overhauling apron piece on poop by 
grooving piece 20' long and. removing 
covering board. 

Hoesing [sic] down oakum in spar deck, 
and repitching seams. 

Fitting 3 hatches with gratings 
Fitted 3" voice tube from bridge to engine 
room, portion of voice tube from spar deck 
to bridge rail of brass with mouth piece 
from engine room to spar deck, of conduit 
with mouth piece 

Extending two hand pump bilge suctions 
and two steam pump suction close to 
battery and fit strainers. 

Removing old and replacing with new 
covering board, on poop deck, of No 1 oak. 
renewing monkey rail and installed new 
one '1 oak 


Gilmore Bros. 

do 

do. 

do. 

do. 

do. 

do 


do. 

do. 

do. 


<COST> 

<LABOR.> <MATERIAL.> 


<TOTAL.> 

100.00 

20.00 

75.00 

40.00 

575.00 

175.00 

50.00 


90.00 

50.00 

450.00 



62 


<DATE.> 

May 25. 1915 

June 11. 1915 


June 20. 1915 
July 25. 1915 


<DEPARTMENT.> 


C&R. 


C&R. 


<REPAIRS.> 

<ITEM> <BY WHOM 

DONE.> 


<TIME.> <COST.> 

<LABOR.> <MATERIAL.; 


The following Repairs have been performed and paid for from State Funds. 


New bowsprit 

Groving [sic] in new pieces in soft spots on 
ship's side. 

Removing 160 feet of defective planking in 
ship's side. 

Repairs to Horse Blocks 
Installing lamp room and officer's showers 
on starboard side forward of present 
officer's heads. 

Receiving present crew's head and lamp 
rooms on port side and installing crews 
shower, head and urinal 


Gilmore Bros 


} 

} 


do 


do 


do 


do 


<TOTAL.> 


*125.00 

347.20 


225.00 


C&R 
St. Eng. 


C&R 


Eng. 

C&R. 


manufacturing and furnishing all necessary 
fittings for: Crews, head, trough. 

Furnishing 1 Valve stem 
Wrist Pin on L. P. Valve Stem Rocker Arm 
Placing strap on springs against back, of L. 
P. Slide Valve to hold same on seat. Taking 
out and overhauling and replacing H. P. 
Cylinder Piston rod packing. 

L. P. Piston rod and valve rod packing and 

L. P. Valve stem packing 

Rebush arms on valve gear on steering engine. 

Fit new bracket on ash pit door and overhauled 1 furnace door. 

Main Stop Valve 
Overhauled dynamo and Engine 
Repaired head pump, fore peak. 

Installed small boat fender starboard gangway 
Repaired port gangway 
Funishing pine lumber 
Furnished and installed an auxiliary steam line 

Furnished one anchor. 


Krantz boiler works. 

Toledo Shipbuilding Co 
do. 

do. 


do. 

do 

do 

do 

do. 

do. 

do 

do. 

do. 

do. 

do. 


*83.33 

10.00 

12.00 

25.00 


18.00 

15.00 

15.00 

35.64 

180.85 

22.56. 

5.68 

25.95 

.46 

11.00 

127.95 



63 


(over) 



<REPAIRS.> 



<DATE.> <DEPARTMENT.> 

<ITEM> 

<BY WHOM DONE.> 

<TIME.> <COST> 

<LABOR.> <MATERIAL> 

<TOTAL.> 

July 25, 1915 C & R. 

Mfg. and installed garbage chute 
Recaulking ship where necessary 

Toledo Shipbuilding Co. 

do 


52.95 

303.24. 


Labor by J. Naylor, naval reservoir carpenter. 

days 46 

161.00 



<Date> August 8. 1915. 

<HOUR.> 
<P.M.> 
<1> 18 
< 2 > 

<3> 

<4> 

<5> 

< 6 > 

<7> 

< 8 > 

<9> 

< 10 > 

< 11 > 

< 12 > 

<A.M.> 

< 1 > 

< 2 > 

<3> 

<4> 

<5> 

< 6 > 

<7> 


<LOG OF THE U. S. S.> Essex <,> Comdr. A. F. Nicklett. 0[hio] N[aval] M[ilitia] <, U.S.N ., COMDG.> 


64 


NAVIGATION DATA.> 

<COURSE.> <P. L.> <SPEED.> <WIND> <BAR.> 


<REMARKS.> 


stopped 


Anchored off Camp Perry, 0[hio]. 


<8> 

In River 

not over 

various 

various 

29.22. 

Standing down river 

<9> 

110° 


8 

" 

29.22 


<10> 

110° 


8 

" 

29.22 


<11> 

110° 


8 

" 

29.22 


<12> 

110° 


8 

" 

29.22 




<Coal at noon, on hand,> 182. 1500/2000. <; consumed during 24 hours,> 5 500/2000. <Lat.,> [ blank in MS] <, Long., 




<Examined and found correct.> Anthony F Nicklett Comdr. 0[hio]. N[aval]. M[ilitia]. <,U.S.N., Comdg. 

10. 1915. 







<HOUR.> 

<COURSE.> <P. 

L.> <SPEED.> 

<WIND> 

<BAR> 


<P.M.> 







<1> 






Steamed over course holding target practice 

<2> 







<3> 







<4> 

62° 





Standing out of Camp Perry. 0[hio]. 

<5> 

65° 



E by N. 3 

29.35 


<6> 

103° 

2 1/4 

8 

E by S. 3. 

29.34 


<7> 

80° 

11 7/8 

8 

East 4 

29.35 


<8> 

80° 

20 1/2 

8 

E. by N.4 

29.36. 


<9> 

80° 

29 3/4 

8 

" 

29.35 


<10> 

80° 

38 3/4 

8 

" 

29.35 


<11> 

80° 

46 1/4 

8 

" 

29.34 


<12> 

80° 

56. 

8 

" 

29.34 


<A.M.> 







<1> 

80° 

64 1/2 

8 

" 

29.35 


<2> 

80° 

73 

9 

" 

29.35 


<3> 

80° 

81 3/4 

8 

" 

29.35 


<4> 

80° 

90 1/4 

8 

" 

29.34 


<5> 

82° 

99 1/4 

9 

East. 5 

29.33 


<6> 

82° 

108 3/4 

9 

E. by S. 5 

29.32 


<7> 

82° 

117 1/2 

9 

East 4 

29.33 


<8> 

82° 

125 

8 

E. by N. 4 

29.33 


<9> 

var. 



E by N. 

29.32. 


<10> 

var. 





Came to anchor, at Erie. Pa [Pennsylvania', at 10.55. 

<11> 







<12> 









<Coal at noon, on hand,> 176. 1200/2000 <; consumed during 24 hours,> 2. 800/2000. <Lat.,> [ blank in MS] <, Long., 


<REMARKS.> 


<Examined and found correct.> Anthony F Nicklett Comdr. 0[hio]. N[aval]. M[ilitia]. <, U.S.N ., Comdg.> 




65 


<Date> August 13. 1915. 


<LOG OF THE U. S. S.> Essex <,> Comdr. A. F. Nicklett. 0[hio]. N[aval]. M[ilitia], <, U.S.N ., COMDG.> 


<HOUR> <COURSE.> 


<SPEED.> 


<NAVIGATION DATA.> 

<WIND> <BAR> 


<REMARKS.> 


Got underway at 8— am. 
Holding maneuvers with fleet. 


<Coal at noon, on hand,> 160 200/2000. <; consumed during 24 hours,> 5 500/2000. <Lat.,> [blank in MS] <, Long.,> [blank in MS] 
<Examined and found correct.> Anthony F Nicklett Comdr. 0[hio]. N[aval]. M[ilitia]. <, U.S.N ., Comdg> 


<Date> August 14, 1915 

<HOUR.> <COURSE.> 
<P.M.> 


<REMARKS.> 


Underway to send, landing party ashore 
Anchored and landing party left ship 


<Coal at noon, on hand,> 154 200/2000 <; consumed during 24 hours,> 4 500/2000. <Lat.,> [blank in MS] <, Long.,> [blank in MS] 
<Examined and found corrects Anthony F Nicklett Comdr Ofhio] N[aval]. M[ilitia]. <, U.S.N ., Comdg.> 



<Date> August 16. 1915. 

<HOUR.> 

<P.M.> 

< 1 > 

< 2 > 

<3> 


<LOG OF THE U. S. S.> Essex <,> A. F. Nicklett. Comdr. 0[hio]. N[aval]. M[ilitia], <, U.S.N ., COMDG.> 


<COURSE.> 


<P. L.> 


<SPEED.> 


<NAVIGATION DATA.> 

<WIND> <BAR> 


<REMARKS.> 


<4> .05 

various 


6 

S. S. W. 4 

29.33 

<5> 

do 

do 

do 

do 

do. 

<6> 

do 

do 

do 

do. 

do. 

<7> 

do 

do 

do 

do 

do 


Target Practice runs. 


Anchored off Presque Isle. 


< 8 > 

<9> 

< 10 > 

< 11 > 

<12> 
<A.M.> 
< 1 > 
< 2 > 
<3> 
<4> 
<5> 
< 6 > 
<7> 
<8> 15 
<9> 50 
< 10 > 
< 11 > 
<12> 


<Date> August 17. 1915. 

<HOUR.> 

<P.M.> 

< 1 > 

< 2 > 

<3> 

<4> 

<5> 

< 6 > 

<7> 

< 8 > 

<9> 

< 10 > 

< 11 > 

< 12 > 

<A.M.> 

< 1 > 

< 2 > 

<3> 

<4> 

<5> 


29.37 

29.37. 


Underway to target range 
Anchored on target range. 


<Coal at noon, on hand,> 146. <; consumed during 24 hours,> 2 1700/2000. <Lat.,> [blank in MS] <, Long.,> [blank in MS] 
<Examined and found correct.> Anthony F Nicklett Comdr. 0[hio]. N[aval]. M[ilitia]. <, U.S.N ., Comdg> 


<COURSE.> 


<P. L> 


<SPEED.> <WIND.> 


<BAR.> 


<REMARKS.> 


<6> 15 

varoius 

8 

S. 10 

29.40 

Underway for inner harbor 

<7> 


8 

S. 10 

29.40 


<8> 10 


8 

S. 10 

29.40 

Anchored in Erie harbor. 


<9> 

< 10 > 

< 11 > 

< 12 > 



<Coal at noon, on hand,> 142. <; consumed during 24 hours,> 3 1000/2000. <Lat.,> [blank in MS] <, Long.,> [blank in MS] 
<Examined and found correct.> Anthony F Nicklett Comdr Ofhio] N[aval] M[ilitia]. <, U.S.N ., Comdg> 



67 


<LOG OF THE U. S. S.> Essex <,> A. F. Nicklett Comdr 0[hio]. N[aval]. M[ilitia], <, U.S.N ., COMDG.> 


<Date> August 18. 1915. 


NAVIGATION DATA.> 


<HOUR.> 

<COURSE.> 

<P. L.> 

<SPEED.> 

<WIND.> 

<BAR.> 

<P.M.> 






<1> 

59° 

5 

5 

N. by E. 3 

29.45 

<2> 

59° 

13 

8 

do. 3 

29.45 

<3> 

Os 

in 

22.75 

9.75 

do 3 

29.42. 

<4> 

Os 

>n 

32.5 

9.75 

do 3 

29.40 

<5> 

59° 

40.5 

8 

E by N. 3 

29.45 

<6> 

Os 

>n 

50 

9.5 

N. E by E. 3 

29.38 

<7> 

59° 

59 

9. 

do 

29.40 

<8> 

Os 

>n 

65.25 

5.6 

do 

29.38 

<9> 8.08 

63° 






<REMARKS.> 


Come to anchor Buffalo harbor. 


N W by N 3 
E. N. E 2. 


went out to range 
returned from range 


<Date> Aug 21. 1915 

<HOUR.> 


<Coal at noon, on hand,> 139 1000/2000 <; consumed during 24 hours,> 2 1000/2000. <Lat.,> [blank in MS] <, Long.,> [blank in MS] 
<Examined and found correct.> Anthony F Nicklett Comdr. 0[hio]. N[aval]. M[ilitia]. <, U.S.N ., Comdg> 


<COURSE.> 


< SPEED .> 
P. L. 


<REMARKS.> 


<1> 50 

Various 



S.E.2 

29.02 

<2> 

do 



do 2 

29.02. 

<3> 

246° 



S. 8 

28.97 

<4> 

246° 



S 8 

28.97 

<5> 

252° 

5.25 

5.25 

S 8 

28.97 

<6> 

252° 

7.25 

13. 

S 8 

28.97. 

<7> 

252° 

10.25 

23.75 

S 5 

28.95 

<8> 

252° 

7.5 

31.25 

S 5 

28.95. 

<9> 

252° 

8.63 

39.7/8 

S 5 

28.96. 

<10> 

252° 

7.25 

47 1/4 

S 5 

28.95 

<11> 

252° 

8.5 

55 3/4 

S 5 

28.94 

<12> 

252° 

4.25 

60 

S 5 

28.93 


underway for Toledo. 0[hio]. 


<Coal at noon, on hand,> 125 1225/2000 <; consumed during 24 hours,> 3. 800/2000 <Lat.,> [blank in MS] <, Long.,> [blank in MS] 
<Examined and found correct.> Anthony F Nicklett Comdr 0[hio] N[aval] M[ilitia] <, U.S.N ., Comdg.> 



<Date> August 22. 1915 


<LOG OF THE U. S. S.> Essex Comdr. <,> A. F. Nicklett. 0[hio] N[aval]. M[ilitia] <, U.S.N ., COMDG.> 

<NAVIGATION DATA.> 

<REMARKS.> 


<HOUR.> 

<COURSE.> 

<P. L.> 

<SPEED.> 

<WIND.> 

<B A 

<P.M.> 






<1> 

302 

165.5 

9.5 

S. 8 

29.03 

<2> 

320 

174 

8.7 

S 8 

29.05 

<3> 

248 

182.75 

8.75 

S 8 

29.05 

<4> 

248 

190. 

7.25 

S 8 

29.10 

<5> 

S by W 




29.10 

<6> 

S by W. 




29.10 

<7> 






<8> 






<9> 






<10> 






<11> 






<12> 






<A.M.> 






<1> 

252° 

70.25 

10.25 

S 5 

28.93 

<2> 

252° 

79.5 

9.25 

S 5 

28.93 

<3> 

252° 

87.5 

8. 

S 7 

28.90 

<4> 

252° 

95.5 

8 

S 7 

28.90 

<5> 

252° 

101.5 

6. 

S 6 

28.88 

<6> 

252° 

109. 

7.5 

S 7 

28.88 

<7> 

252° 

118.25 

9.25 

S 6 

28.92 

<8> 

252° 

125.75 

7.25 

S 8 

28.94 

<9> 

252° 

133.75 

8 

S 8 

28.94 

<10> 

252° 

141.75 

8 

S 8 

28.94 

<11> 

252° 

149.50 

7.75 

S 8 

28.94 

<12> 

302° 

156. 

6.25 

S 8 

28.94. 


In river 

In river - anchored. 


<Coal at noon, on hand,> [blank in MS] <; consumed during 24 hours,> [blank in MS] <Lat.,> [blank in MS] <, Long.,> [blank in MS] 
<Examined and found correct.> Anthony F Nicklett Comdr Ofhio] N[aval] M[ilitia] <, U.S.N ., Comdg> 


<Date> August 17. 1915. 

<HOUR.> 

<P.M.> 

< 1 > 

< 2 > 

<3> 

<4> 

<5> 

< 6 > 

<7> 

< 8 > 

<9> 

< 10 > 

< 11 > 

< 12 > 

<A.M.> 

< 1 > 

< 2 > 

<3> 

<4> 

<5> 


<COURSE> 


<P. L> 


<SPEED.> <WIND.> 


<BAR.> 


<REMARKS.> 


Steamed over course holding target practice 


Standing out of Camp Perry. 0[hio]. 


<6> 15 

varoius 

8 

S. 10 

29.40 

Underway for inner harbor 

<7> 


8 

S. 10 

29.40 


<8> 10 


8 

S. 10 

29.40 

Anchored in Erie harbor. 


<9> 

< 10 > 

< 11 > 

< 12 > 



<Coal at noon, on hand,> [blank in MS] <; consumed during 24 hours,> [blank in MS] <Lat.,> [blank in MS] <, Long.,> [blank in MS] 
<Examined and found correct.> [blank in MS] <, U.S.N., Comdg> 



Index: USS Essex Log Books 52-60. Compiled by Betty Lloyd 


NAME 

RANK 

Log # Page # 

Armstrong, LR . 

Seaman 

52 18 

Bertram, J.G 

- 

52 18 

Nicklett, Anthony F. 

Commander 

52 Inside cover, every other page (signature) 

Beck, Mr. 

USN 

53 39 

Bolton 

Capt 

53 39 

Chamberlain 

O.N.M. 

53 39 

Converse 

- 

53 39 

Curtis 

- 

53 39 

Dieball, E.E. 

Ensign 

53 Cover photo, list of officers, 38, 39, 40, 41,42, 43 

Evers 

Capt 

53 39 

Gayhart, W.C. 

- 

53 Cover photo, 38, 39, 40, 41,42, 43 

Jacobs 

Mr. 

53 Cover photo 

Jacoby, W E 

Paymaster 

53 list of officers 

Mulholand, P.J. 

Asst Surgeon 

53 Cover photo, list of officers, 43 

Nicklett, Anthony F. 

Commander 

53 Cover photo, Inside cover page, list of officers, every other page (signature), 38, 39, 40, 41,42, 43, 48, 64-86 

Noe, Mr 

- 

53 39 

Ruy, Phil 

Surgeon 

53 list of officers 

Schmidt, Theo J. Jr. 

Liet St 

53 Cover photo, list of officers, 39, 40, 41,42, 43 

Schwarzkoph, J 

- 

53 Cover photo, list off officers, 38, 39, 40, 41,42, 43 

Staff of Governor 

Wisconsin 

53 47 

Stamp, Mr. 

USN 

53 38 

Starr, Mr. 

USN 

53 39, 42 

Stone 

Comdr USN Duffield Michigan 

53 39, 42 

Vance 


53 Cover photo 

Willoh, Ross G. 

Lieut Jr. 

53 Cover photo, list of officers, 39 

Capt 

Commander 

54 40 

Carroll 

- 

54 28 

Dieball 

Ernest E. 

54 Cover photo 

Dolberg 

Chief Gunner's Mate 

54 8 

Dover, J.S. 

Seaman 

54 25, 35 

Fisher 

- 

54 25, 35 

Grossweiller 

- 

54 28 

Hayden 

Chief Boatswain's Mate 

54 39, 42 

Nicklett, Anthony F. 

Commander 

54 Inside cover, every other page, 51 


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Index: USS Essex Log Books 52-60. Compiled by Betty Lloyd 


NAME 

RANK 

Log # Page # 

Starr, F.C. 

Lieut 

54 56 

Bennett 

Capt 

55 41 

Bennett, E L 

Commander 

55 39, 42 

Bessy 

Capt 

55 38 

Bliss 

- 

55 40,42 

Bolton 

Capt 

55 33 

Burke 

- 

55 40,42 

Carmine 

Capt 

55 28 

Carroll 

Seaman 

55 15, 20 

Charter, W. 


55 40,42 

Clark 

- 

55 40,42 

Devenport 

C.P. 

55 29 

Dieball 

Mr. 

55 33 

Douglass 

Seaman 

55 29 

Duddleston 

Coxswain 

55 29, 31 

Gayhart 

Mr. 

55 36, 42 

Gunderson 

Mr. 

55 28 

Gunn 

- 

55 40, 42 

Hayden 

Chief Boatswain's Mate 

55 32 

Hubbell 

- 

55 40, 42 

Jacoby 

Paymaster 

55 33, 36 

Johnson, Swank G 

- 

55 40 

Johnston 

- 

55 42 

Kestner 

USN 

55 30 

King 

Seaman 

55 32, 33 

McIntyre 

- 

55 40 

McIntyre 

- 

55 42 

McMakn, W.V. 

Gen 

55 40 

McMunn 

Capt 

55 28 

Mead 

Mr. 

55 28 

Mead 

- 

55 40 

Mead 

- 

55 42 

Mulholand 

Dr 

55 34 

Nichols and party 

Lt. Gov 

55 28 


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Index: USS Essex Log Books 52-60. Compiled by Betty Lloyd 


NAME 

RANK 

Log # Page # 

Nicklett, Anthony F. 

Commander 

55 every other page stamped in ink, 30, 33 

Olson 

- 

55 40, 42 

Schwarzkopf 

Mr. 

55 31, 32 

Stadler 

Dr. 

55 43 

Stead 

- 

55 40, 42 

Stone 

Commander 

55 27, 28, 30 

Swank 

- 

55 42 

Ward 

- 

55 38 

Bassett, F B Jr 

- 

56 56 

Dreeling, J. 

Fireman 1st Class USN 

56 4 

Ladewig, FA. 

Seaman USN 

56 4 

Nickelett, Anthony F. 

Commander 

56 Inside cover, every other page stamped in ink 

Schweikert 

Fireman 1st Class USN 

56 51 

Schweikert, G.P. 

Fireman 1st Class USN 

56 46 

Ashley 

Naval Reserve 

57 5 

Blasdell 

Mr. 

57 40 

Brooks 

Lieut 

57 41 

Brooks 

Lieut/crews umpire 

57 41 

Cusap 

Lieut USN 

57 11 

Dieball 

crew/stroke 

57 41 

Funk, A.R. 

USN 

57 15 

Gens, G. 

crew/stroke 

57 41 

Haukison 

crew/stroke 

57 41 

Hoffman 

Lieut USN 

57 39, 41 

Hoffman 

Naval Reserve, Lieut J.G. 

57 25, 39 

Hoffman 

Lieut/umpire 

57 41 

Holtz, A. 

Chief Water Tender 

57 49 

Howes 

Lieut 

57 41 

Howes 

Lieut/crews umpire 

57 41 

Johnson 

Office of Naval Militia Affairs 

57 40 

Kelly 

Capt 

57 39 

King 

Naval Reserve 

57 25 

Krouse 

Carpenter Mate 1 str Class 

57 44 

Kuhule 

Naval Reserve 

57 5 


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Index: USS Essex Log Books 52-60. Compiled by Betty Lloyd 


NAME 

Landsdowne 
Landsdowne 
Mulholand 
Naylor, J. 

Nicholas, JH 

Nicklett 

Riley, John 

Robelette 

Robelette 

Schwarzkopf 

Sevens 

Sevens 

Ware, Bruce R. 

Willoh 

Berger, Clarence A. 

Broom, C.M. 

Corbiss, Horace P. A.D.O. 
Dieball, Ernest E. L.D.O. 
Domaratius, R. 

Gens, Gustove L. L.D.O. 
Gens, Louis C L.D.O. 
Haukison, Otto L. D.D.O. 
Hazlewood, Walter J. L.D.O. 
Holmberg, C.A. 

Holtz, A. 

Jacoby, Walter E. 

Nicklett, Anthony F. 
Schwarzkopf, Jacob L.D.O. 
Willoh, Ross G. EDO 
Berger, Clarence A. Surg. 
Blasdel, F.G. 

Brunthorne, Forrest A. E DO. 
Corbiss, Horace P. A DO 
Dieball, Ernest E. L DO 


RANK 

Log # 

Page # 


57 

LIST OF OFFICERS 

Lieut J.G. 

57 

26 

Dr/Coxswin 

57 

41 

Naval Reserve Carpenter 

57 

63 

Capt 

57 

42 

Capt 

57 

Inside cover, 40, 41, every other page (signature) 

carpenter 

57 

15, 20 

Lieut 

57 

41 

Lieut/crews umpire 

57 

41 

crew/stroke 

57 

41 

Lieut 

57 

41 

Lieut/umpire 

57 

41 

Lieut J.G. 

57 

LIST OF OFFICERS, 39, 40 

Engineer 

57 

41 

Lieutenant Surgeon 

58 

LIST OF OFFICERS 

Master at Arms 1st Class 

58 

7 

Lieutenant 

58 

LIST OF OFFICERS 

Lieutenant 

58 

Cover photo, LIST OF OFFICERS 

Seaman 4th Class 

58 

34 

Ensign 

58 

LIST OF OFFICERS 

Lieutenant J.G. 

58 

LIST OF OFFICERS 

Lieutenant 

58 

LIST OF OFFICERS 

Ensign 

58 

LIST OF OFFICERS 

Chief Gunner's Mate 

58 

42 

Chief Water Tender 

58 

12,25 

Lt. Commander 

58 

LIST OF OFFICERS 

Commander 

58 

Inside cover, LIST OF OFFICERS, every other page 

Lieutenant J.G. 

58 

LIST OF OFFICERS 

Lieutenant 

58 

LIST OF OFFICERS 

Lt. (JG) Surg 

59 

LIST OF OFFICERS 

- 

59 

Inside cover page 

Ens. 

59 

LIST OF OFFICERS 

Lieut 

59 

LIST OF OFFICERS 

Lieut 

59 

LIST OF OFFICERS 


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Index: USS Essex Log Books 52-60. Compiled by Betty Lloyd 

NAME RANK Log# Page# 


Fischer, C.H. 

Lieut Commander 

Gens, Gustove L DO 

Ens. 

Gens, Louis C. L DO 

Lieut (JG) 

Gilbert, Frank 

Chief Carpenter 

Haukison, Otto L. L. DO 

Lieut 

Hazlewood, Walter J. L DO. 

Ens. 

Jacoby, Walter E. 

Lt. Comdr Pay. 

Keough, P.J. 

Chief Quarter Master 

McCanby, T.L. 

Lieut. (JG) 

Metcheltree, C.B. 

Fireman 1st Class 

Moffett, W.A. 

Commander 

Nicklett, Anthony F 

Commander 

Schwarzkopf, Jacob L DO. 

Lieut (JG) 

Willoh, Ross G. E DO. 

Lieut 

Wolf, C.S. 

Machinist 

Berger, Clarence A. 

PA. Surgeon Lt. J 

Blasdell, F.G. 

Ensign 

Brunthover, Forrest A. 

Ensign EDO 

Bryan, D.O. 

Fireman 2nd Class 

Clark 

Mr. 

Colby 

Fireman 1st Class 

Corbiss, Horace P. 

Lieutenant A.DO 

Cowel 

Lieutenant 

Dieball, Ernest E 

Lieutenant LDO 

Dreeling, J. 

Fireman 1st Class 

Evers 

Captain 

Fischer, C.H. 

USN Federal Inspector of Naval Militia 

Gens, Gustove L. 

Lt. Commander 

Gens, Louis 

Lieutenant JG LDO 

Haukison, Otto L. 

Lieutenant LDO 

Hazelwood, Walter J. 

Ensign EDO 

Henry 

Seaman 

Holmberg, C.A. 

Chief Gunner's Mate 

Jacoby, Walter E 

Pay Lt Commander 


59 3 

59 LIST OF OFFICERS 
59 LIST OF OFFICERS 
59 15 

59 LIST OF OFFICERS 
59 LIST OF OFFICERS 
59 LIST OF OFFICERS 
59 18 
59 15, 20 
59 25 
59 15, 20 

59 Inside cover, LIST OF OFFICERS, every other page (signature) 
59 LIST OF OFFICERS 
59 LIST OF OFFICERS 

59 15 

60 LIST OF OFFICERS 
60 28 

60 LIST OF OFFICERS 
60 24 
60 3 
60 15 

60 LIST OF OFFICERS 
60 13 

60 Cover photo, LIST OF OFFICERS 
60 17, 23,43 
60 13 
60 13, 14 

60 LIST OF OFFICERS, 16 
60 LIST OF OFFICERS, 16 
60 LIST OF OFFICERS, 16 
60 LIST OF OFFICERS 
60 17 

60 15, 16, 17 
60 LIST OF OFFICERS 


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Index: USS Essex Log Books 52-60. Compiled by Betty Lloyd 


NAME 

RANK 

Log # Page # 

Kelly 

Captain 

60 3 

Keough, P.J. 

Chief Quarter Mast UNS 

60 15, 16, 17, 26 

Ladewig, F 

Coxswain 

60 13, 33, 52 

Nichols, J.H. 

Captain OND 

60 16, 17 

Nicklett, Anthony F. 

Commander LDO 

60 Inside cover, LIST OF OFFICERS, every other page stamped in ink 

Nicklett, Miss 

daughter of Capt. Nicklett 

60 16 

Nicklett, Mrs. 

wife of Capt. Nicklett 

60 16 

Orevig, Earl A. 

Assistant Surgeon Lt. JG 

60 LIST OF OFFICERS 

Reese 

Seaman 

60 17 

Schwarzkopf, Jacob 

Lieutenant JG 

60 LIST OF OFFICERS 

Schweikert, Geo 

Fireman 1st Class 

60 29 

Taylor 

Yeoman 1st Class 

60 14 

Thayer, 0. 

Musician 

60 13 

Willoh, Ross G. 

Lieutenant EDO 

60 LIST OF OFFICERS, 21 

Wilson, Mr. 

clerk US Disbursning Officer 

60 16 

Windsor 

Water Tender 

60 15 


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